Regulatory compliant data security to protect PHI, PII, and vulnerability assessment with ransomware protection for endpoint security
As the healthcare industry evolves, it faces an ongoing need for an agile and secure IT infrastructure. Very importantly, your healthcare infrastructure needs to be optimized so that in a life-or-death moment, your network and infrastructure are available to help save a patient’s life. Network security is an ongoing process, not just an event that happens once.
Reduce your exposure to threats by finding vulnerabilities, configuration issues, and control gaps across the entire network, including medical systems and devices. To maintain compliance with technical safeguards ensure that:
- You manage your risk of a healthcare breach
- Keep PHI safe from attackers
- Maintain your HIPAA compliance
Our following solutions will help you to achieve your technical safeguard requirements:
Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing
IT Network is one of the most important elements of any organization and to ensure that your IT network is fully secured and working fine, we will conduct IT Network Penetration testing. This testing consists of a process that intentionally attacks your IT Network system with an intention of finding security weaknesses. This process will help in identifying the vulnerability in your IT network security before any real cyber-attack happens.
Vulnerability Assessment is a procedure that helps in identifying and correctly pinpointing the weaknesses in the overall IT Network and Communication system.
Using predefined profiles or customized configurations, the scan is run against the external portal facing the Internet or on your internal network. It runs quietly without consuming much network capacity, and in a non-disruptive manner: nothing is modified, and processes operate uninterrupted and as expected.
Ransomware Protection for Healthcare Entities
Ransomware is a type of malware (malicious software) distinct from other malware; its defining characteristic is that it attempts to deny access to a user’s data, usually by encrypting the data with a key known only to the hacker who deployed the malware until a ransom is paid. After the user’s data is encrypted, the ransomware directs the user to pay the ransom to the hacker (usually in a cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin) in order to receive a decryption key. However, hackers may deploy ransomware that also destroys or exfiltrates2 data, or ransomware in conjunction with other malware that does so.
A recent U.S. Government interagency report indicates that, on average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 (a 300% increase over the 1,000 daily ransomware attacks reported in 2015). Ransomware exploits human and technical weaknesses to gain access to an organization’s technical infrastructure in order to deny the organization access to its own data by encrypting that data. However, there are measures known to be effective to prevent the introduction of ransomware and recovering from a ransomware attack. We can help with ransomware attack prevention and recovery from a healthcare sector perspective. Our solution will assist covered entities and business associates to prevent and recover from ransomware attacks, and how HIPAA breach notification processes should be managed in response to a ransomware attack.
Our Endpoint Protection Platform provides a multi-layered approach for detecting malware, exploit, and script-based attacks using a combination of machine learning coupled with both static analysis and system-wide behavior monitoring to isolate and mitigate threats in real-time. The management system, which can be deployed either in the cloud or on-premise, provides forensic analysis of threats and allows administrators to quickly resolve attacks through automated remediation and rollback features.
Application Security Assessment Services
Application Security testing of software or app on the Cloud will help to eliminate vulnerabilities from applications before they are placed into production and deployed.
Let us help you to Secure your network from Malware & Viruses. Call us at 515-865-4591 or send us an email at Bob@hipaatraining.net to discuss the next steps